Jazeman Jaafar becomes first Asian to win a Blancpain Endurance race

National racing driver Jazeman Jaafar became the first Asian racer to win the Blancpain Endurance Series at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England yesterday.

The 23 year-old combined forces with Germany’s Maximilian Buhk and Austria’s Dominik Baumann under HTP Motorsport and completed the 83-lap race with a time of 2’01:042.

Belgian Audi Club Team racers Dries Vanthoor, Frederic Vervisch and Laurens Vanthoor came in second place in their WRT Audi R8 LM whereas pole-sitters Mirko Bortolotti, Rolf Ineichen and Jeroen Bleekemolen of GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan finished third.

Photo Credit: Jazeman Jaafar
Photo Credit: Jazeman Jaafar

“A huge thank you to the team, my teammates and everyone for their support. It is great to be the first Asian to win a Blancpain Series,” Jazeman Jaafar said as quoted by The Star.

Jazeman Jaafar and his teammates opened the Blancpain Endurance Series with a second-placed finish at the Monza Circuit in Italy last month. The HTP Motorsport team now lead the standings with 91 points, 31 points ahead of second-placed Belgian Audi Club Team WRT.

Jazeman Jaafar returns to the circuit for the third round of the Blancpain Endurance Series at The Circuit Paul Ricard on June 25, before the Sprint Series at Nürburgring a week later.

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